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    A friend and I hoisted JIM's sails for the first time today,theP1030205.jpgy look good and JIM was pleased too.
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    WOW! :-D She looks cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A friend and I hoisted JIM's sails for the first time today,theP1030205.jpgy look good and JIM was pleased too.
    Great to see .

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    That's great Peter. Looks fantastic.

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    Jim looks very nice with the sails up! Off you go then .....

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    We seem to have consensus. Delete the cockpit sides. Hope it's the right decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A friend and I hoisted JIM's sails for the first time today,theP1030205.jpgy look good and JIM was pleased too.
    That is the nicest thing Iíve seen this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A friend and I hoisted JIM's sails for the first time today,they look good and JIM was pleased too.
    A lovely vision becomes real. No wonder your'e looking so proud there.

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    The next bit of fun is organising all the string, sheets and down hauls. Lots of blocks!
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    Mmmm.... strings!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    We seem to have consensus. Delete the cockpit sides. Hope it's the right decision.
    Even if it's not a good arrangement and you re-add them, I bet it's still easier to remove them, replace the deck and then put them back than to work around them. Plus you'll get wider cockpit seats.

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    41 here at present, but dry heat and OK in the shade as we get a gully breeze regardless.

    Got up at 6 and into the shop. Fitted rudder and pintles without drama, halliard mounts, vang fitting on mast etc. Looks like I'll use the one of the sailfish mainsheets with new, longer line. The 5m timber mast is heavy, not looking forward to sailing with that. I need to make a cradle now, so I can move it safely. Timber with wheels so it can be a beach trolley, bolted onto my bespoke Sabre trailer. I'm more confident of making the deadline now. Just some work on the sails to be done. I'm moving the jib sheets cleats to make it easier to single hand.

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    Bearing in mind what happened to Humpty Dumpty Ive decided to leave the cockpit sides as they are. A closer look thismorning revealed that removing them would be Quite A Big Job all on its own. So, onward with deck removal.

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    Bruce called in and offered Wise Counsel in exchange for boat coffee. I reckon I got the better deal.

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    Fair enough... and that looks like more excellent progress.

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    Yes getting quite good at removing deck. I'm leaving the old ply in way of the mast, shrouds and mooring cleat. It's in good condition and that will save a lot of assing about. I'll do a lap join, 2 sheets of 9mm ply is the plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    41 here at present, but dry heat and OK in the shade as we get a gully breeze regardless.

    Got up at 6 and into the shop. Fitted rudder and pintles without drama, halliard mounts, vang fitting on mast etc. Looks like I'll use the one of the sailfish mainsheets with new, longer line. The 5m timber mast is heavy, not looking forward to sailing with that. I need to make a cradle now, so I can move it safely. Timber with wheels so it can be a beach trolley, bolted onto my bespoke Sabre trailer. I'm more confident of making the deadline now. Just some work on the sails to be done. I'm moving the jib sheets cleats to make it easier to single hand.
    Been out most of the day. Came home and walked into the shed, picked a bit of ply and put it down again...now laying and planning to read my book.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Almost went for a sail. The set waves were breaking across the entrance. We had a little canal cruise under motor instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Been out most of the day. Came home and walked into the shed, picked a bit of ply and put it down again...now laying and planning to read my book.
    May we ask what you are laying?

    Actually, probably best not to know. Belay that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Bruce called in and offered Wise Counsel in exchange for boat coffee. I reckon I got the better deal.

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    The coffee was excellent, as was the company.


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    Fantastic, Peter! A watershed moment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    May we ask what you are laying?

    Actually, probably best not to know. Belay that!

    Rick
    A case of the finger not keeping up with the brain, the word down should have followed the word laying.
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    In the southern states we use lying.

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    Here too. It's a particularly useful strategy when buying essential boat bits, for example.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    A case of the finger not keeping up with the brain, the word down should have followed the word laying.
    Don't you get down from a duck?

    Actually, coincidentally, duck down is another useful strategy when buying essential boat bits, especially if it becomes clear that you've employed the former - as is commonly the case.

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    37C at Coogee at 1030HRS
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    I'm dithering again about the cockpit sides. It's not pretty under there.

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    I reckon at some stage someone did some cockpit "repairs". I'm finding some rotted out ply where the voids are filled with some sort of semi hard epoxy foam substance. And in one spot I dug this out. Cringe.

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    Just a tip. If ever you are building a boat, don't lay a deckead liner of Laminex under the ply. Probably seemed like a really cool idea in 1974. Fortunately it's only either side of the cockpit, not the whole deck. Sharp stuff when you break it up too, this is a chip which fell and embedded itself in a galley shelf

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    Totally agree re laminex. Masina has a bit in the cabin cupboards. Moisture gets under it and it bends away. Laminex and melamine laminated have no place in a wooden boat.

    I reckon you should bite the bullet on the seats. You'll be forever wondering what to do about them if you don't.

    I'm just about to go out to the boat to remove the gearbox so that I can send it to Queensland.

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    I know. About the bullet. I know.

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    About the Laminex, there a few other bits which are fine. But under the sidedecks I've had leaky decklights. Water has traveled and remained between the ply and the Laminex and ultimately the ply has composted. But this is pretty, no?

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    And sorry about the gearbox. That's frustrating.

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    It looks fine until something goes wrong. A painted surface, even a glass-sheathed surface, is easily repaired and you can see problems as they develop and catch them early. Laminex bends away and you end up having to rip the whole sheet off, leaving a mess of contact cement (the world's worst product after dioxin, nuclear 'energy', coal and colorbond fencing). It's still common to see laminex used. I hate the stuff and would never use it in a boat.

    Rick
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    It does look cool with all the light coming in.

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